Wilkes University

Past Founders Galas

Past Founders Galas

Wilkes University celebrates its heritage of educating first-generation college students through our yearly Founders Gala.

Proceeds from the annual event support the First Generation Scholarship Fund, established to provide additional scholarship funding to first-generation students. 

At the gala, the University awards the President’s Medal to an individual who has helped to enhance the student experience and advance the mission of the University. Below are honorees from past galas.

Founders Gala 2017

  • Presidents Medal: Frank M. Henry
  • Scholarship Award Recipients: Courtney Moyer, Danay Rosa, Gabriel Velez

Founders Gala 2016

  • President's Medal: Clayton '49 and Theresa Karambelas
  • Scholarship Award: Youstena Zaki '19

Founders Gala 2015

  • President's Medal: John G. Reese
  • Scholarship Award: Kyle McHale '18

Founders Gala 2014

  • President's Medal: Joseph Savitz, Esq. '48
  • Scholarship Award: Courtney Moyer '17